Identify species – also while on the go!
We offer you an easy way to identify species you don’t know – yet. But did you know, that with our iPhone app you can identify them even when spending time offline? For example at some distant forest when you have left the modern civilization far behind you… With the app you can identify flowering plants, birds, butterflies and fishes. You can also save your observations and share them in the social media!
NatureGate enables you to find fascinating information about hundreds of wild species together with thousands of superb images captured by top photographers. You can view and search for species in various ways – for instance using their English names, their scientific names, or by genus or family. Our unique identification tools also help you to get to know new species. They make the task of discovering new species easy, fast and fun. Try one of these tools right right now!
Comprehensive information on nature in many languages
NatureGate mainly works in eight languages. Many of our featured species can be found right around the world. Our multilingual web services can benefit millions of people interested in nature, wherever they happen to be.
We also publish a free Finnish-language web magazine, featuring the latest news on the natural scene, longer articles and interviews, and news about our own work and events. Readers can also send questions about nature to the magazine section experts’ answers.
The NatureGate team welcome you to enjoy investigating the species featured on our site. We hope you will find our services both enjoyable and useful. Exploring our website should also give you a lot of good reasons to get outdoors and explore the natural environment!
Awards and memberships
IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) member (pdf)
New technology foundation: Edelcrantz Challenge innovation award 2013 (fi)
State Award for Public Information 2012 & 1996
Quality Innovation Award 2009 (fi)
Femme de la terre – Yves Rocher foundation award 2010 (fr)
The Linnéan Society of London Fellows membership